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Executive Suite Professionals opens phase II!

Will great success filling phase I of ESP in nine months, we took the balance of the 14th floor in the EverBank Center. We now have the entire floor with 90 suites and 5 large meeting rooms to accommidate the clients needs. We are an ALL-INCLUSIVE executive business center that offers full service, turn key solutions for small businesses.

Visit us at 301 W. Bay Street, Suite 1400, Jacksonville, FL 32202

At Executive Suite Professionals, we will run the office while you drive the business!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

September 11, 2013 – Executive Suite Professionals held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Alvin Brown.  Approximately 30 business professionals attending. Stephanie Deimling, Account Representative stated that this was the “MOST EXQUISITE”” ribbon cutting ceremony she has ever hosted.

High Standards is what we do “Lisa Gufford”

Congratulations Duke and Lisa! It is a beautiful office space!

Stephanie B. Deimling
Account Manager
JAX Chamber
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A wonderful evening of CELEBRATION – Grand Opening Event at Executive Suite Professionals

Thank all who attend the Grand Opening Event at Executive Suite Professionals.  We are all excited to have our Best In Class Business Center in downtown Jacksonville.  For more information visit us at




ESP-Ground Breaking

Executive Suite Professionals hosted an unorthodox “ground-breaking” ceremony Thursday at EverBank Center.

It was the first time such a ceremony, complete with the traditional golden shovels, has taken place 14 stories above the sidewalk at 301 W. Bay St.

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FL Times Union – Money/Business


Executive Suite Professionals has signed a lease for 20,000 square feet on the 14th floor of the EverBank Center. It’ll use part of that for its own offices but plans to lease out the rest as (no surprise here) executive suites.

It also has an option on another 10,000 square feet, which would mean the entire 14th floor.

Lisa Gufford, one of the partners in the new enterprise, said she eventually expects to create 98 offices on that floor. The company also offers receptionists, concierge services, IT support, etc.

Pam Smith, representative for El-Ad Florida, the building’s owner, said that will take occupancy to 73 percent. El-Ad had listed the building for sale but recently took it off the market and decided to keep it long term, she said.


Executive Suite Professionals sign EverBank Center lease

Executive Suite Professionals announced on Thursday it has signed a 20,000-square-foot lease at EverBank Center and will be located on the 14th floor.

The company is a full-service executive suite for companies, attorneys, engineers, accountants and financial firms, among others, and is a “turnkey office solution at an affordable rate,” according to Lisa Gufford, managing member and co-founder.

“We know what our clients need to run their offices without the long-term commitment of traditional leases,” Gufford said in a news release.


Executive suite company sets up shop in EverBank Center

Ashley Gurbal Kritzer

Reporter-Jacksonville Business Journal

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Executive Suite Professionals LLC has signed a lease for 20,000 square feet of the 14th floor of the EverBank Center at 301 W. Bay St. in Downtown Jacksonville.

The EverBank Center will be the first location for ESP, which was co-founded by Jacksonville-based managing members Lisa Gufford and Duke Addison. A third partner, Bortie Twiford is based in Washington, D.C.

ESP will have individual offices ranging from 125 square feet to 300 square feet, with “mini-suites” consisting of multiple offices behind one door also available, Gufford said.

The company is pre-leasing the suites and expects a grand opening May 1, Gufford said.

“We have been looking at bringing in an executive suite pretty much from when I got here [in 2010],” said Pam Smith, who represents the building’s owner, Elad National Properties. “Because when you have a building of this size, that is one of the hard things to provide — small offices.”

Elad put the tower up for sale in 2012 but ended up taking it off the market.

Earlier this month, Colliers International of Northeast Florida announced that it had taken over the leasing for the tower. Smith said she had been handling the leasing of the building since Grubb & Ellis/Phoenix Realty Inc.’s listing agreement expired in 2011.

“When [Elad] kept it, I told them my recommendation was to bring in a national broker,” Smith said. “No matter how good I am, I cannot cover everything a national broker can cover, and I wanted a Downtown-based brokerage firm that had national and international platforms, and we chose Colliers.”

One of the tower’s largest tenants, AT&T, is looking for space and could move out of Downtown when its lease expires.

“At this moment, we’re still discussing it,” Smith said. “We don’t have official notice from them on what they are going to do.”